Discovery Hall Programs' marine science class has been accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education. Alabama public school system students can take the course for the third or fourth science elective required for graduation. Out-of-state or private schools are encouraged to grant course credit toward a standard or advanced high school diploma. 

The University of West Alabama has reviewed the course content of the Discovery Hall Programs’ Residential Marine Science Class and awards undergraduate credit hours in biology to students passing the class. Additional registration and tuition fees to UWA apply.